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Mayor joins Chairboys stars at Show Racism The Red Card event

30 March 2017

Chairboys stars Marcus Bean and Joe Jacobson were joined by the Mayor of High Wycombe as they delivered a Show Racism The Red Card workshop on Thursday afternoon.

The event at Adams Park welcomed pupils from the Downley and Disraeli Schools, who were given a tour of the stadium, watched a video presentation on the issues of racism in football, and then had the chance to quiz the Wanderers players on their views on discrimination.

Cllr Zia Ahmed lent his support on behalf of Wycombe District Council, as the youngsters learned more about racial stereotypes and how to deal with racism and hate crime.

This workshop was one of 15 educational events held across football clubs in England as part of a project supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government, which also includes educational work in schools and teacher training.

Wanderers defender Jacobson said: “The children were really well-informed and asked some challenging questions which helped them learn about why racism exists and how they can help stop it.

“Educating children about racism is vitally important because they can understand why racism cannot be tolerated and that can only be a good thing as they grow older.

“Both Marcus and I were really impressed with the whole event and particularly the way the children conducted themselves and showed a real willingness to learn.”

Each pupil had the opportunity to take photos and collect autographs from the two players, and also received a goody bag with a Wycombe Wanderers poster, Show Racism The Red Card magazine and other learning resources.

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